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Apple Is Low-Key Helping The Police Stalk You By Recording Your Contacts

Apple Is Low-Key Helping The Police Stalk You By Recording Your Contacts

Every time you type a number into your iPhone for a text conversation, the Messages app contacts Apple servers to determine whether to route a given message over the ubiquitous SMS system, represented in the app by those déclassé green text bubbles, or over Apple's proprietary and more secure messaging network, represented by pleasant blue bubbles, according to the document.


Amazon's Speedy New Fire Stick Still $40

Amazon's Speedy New Fire Stick Still $40

Despite looking virtually identical to its predecessor, the new Fire TV Stick features a few notable internal improvements, including a quad-core processor and 802.11ac Wi-Fi support. You can also ask Alexa to do things like get the news or weather, play music, or check local movie times. Before the end of the year, Amazon plans a Fire TV software update that will help viewers find content easier without the need to open multiple apps.


GoPro outs first-ever Karma drone, Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session

GoPro outs first-ever Karma drone, Hero5 Black, Hero5 Session

The new cameras work at up to 33-feet underwater right out of the box and will offer voice controls in seven languages at launch. You also get 20 percent off any mounts or other accessories from GoPro's website and "premium" support. And now extending their expertise in an all new dimension, GoPro has introduced their first ever drone - Karma . The drones boast simple joystick and touch-screen controls, and fold easily into a padded backpack that is provided.



Apple fixes iOS 10 problems after update bricked iPhones and iPads

The software update , which packs a bounty of new features, including a smarter Siri and enhanced messaging, apparently "bricked" some users' iPhones, rendering them useless. Are you facing similar issues on T-Mobile? These users are still waiting on a permanent fix and so far there has been no word from either T-Mobile or Apple regarding these issues, so it can't be said for sure when a proper fix is due.



Apple Inc. (AAPL) and iPhone 7 'Nerds' Skewered by HBO's Bill Maher

While some shipping times sit in early October, others ( Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus) have seen their shipping times pushed into November. Launch weekend sales of the iPhone 7 were down by 25% compared with 2015's iPhone 6s, leading Apple's share price to plummet as a result.


Indian airline says Samsung Note 2 emitted smoke in plane

Indian airline says Samsung Note 2 emitted smoke in plane

Moreover, Samsung executives reportedly informed the regulator that Galaxy Note 7 manufactured till September 15 will not be sold in India to resolve battery issues. The recall has occurred as it has been found that the lithium batteries can spontaneously explode or catch fire. It also announced a global recall for the device and started handing out replacement units that it claimed were safe.